movie thoughts: Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

‘Walk Hard’ is a straight-forward parody is the tradition of ‘Airplane’ and the Naked Gun movies.  It’s not meant to be anything more than a string of ridiculously silly moments, poking fun at the rock star bio-pic genre.  I didn’t remember that it was a Judd Apatow film until the credits began to roll (though I should have known when I saw the penis; I remember that he said on Daily Show back when ‘Superbad’ came out, that his next goal was to get a penis in a shot).

I don’t want to give away any of the gags, so much of what made it funny was the sheer randomness of it all.  Let’s just say, if you’re in the mood to just put your brain on cruise control and enjoy an hour and a half of giggles, this movie is for you.  If you’ve seen ‘Walk the Line’, ‘Ray’, …et al., then you’ll get extra giggles.  If you enjoy playing “Spot Judd Apatow’s friends or people that really wanted to work with him” (Frankie Muniz?!?) you’ll have a good time too. 

I’d give it 3 outta 5 stars – Silly and fun; great with popcorn.

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